If you are a real science fiction fan and watch all the latest films involving cyborgs or robots that are so strong and so clever, they could take over the earth from mankind then you will understand the theory behind the question. A cyborg is a combination of both human parts and machinery working together, an organic and biomechatronic mechanism. The metal outer structure of the combined creation protects the inner more fragile human organs. These “Fictional” creations have enhanced strength, built in weaponry and can easily outrun and outperform any average human being. Of course, robots have been part of our modern lives for many years and help us in our day-to-day chores. Vacuum cleaners that can hoover up all the dirt from your floors and carpets without you guiding it, a garden mower that can cut your lawn while you sit and read the newspaper!
Robots can be made to look like humans or even become part of a person’s body when an artificial limb is required after an amputation. Many soldiers and civilians have undergone the complicated medical procedure where a metal hand or leg for example has been surgically attached to their bodies. These metal prosthetics have possibly been carefully made and precision crafted into shape by Euromac Bending Machines from a company such as cotswold-machinery-sales.co.uk/euromac-bending-machines/horizontal-bending-machines/. However, when you take a closer look at the Cyborg, we need to ask ourselves, “Has the boundary between humans, and technology been breached”? Maybe technology and science have evolved so far that the human race can no longer function without it? If we think about “The Borg” in the science fiction series Star Trek, we get a crude picture of the stereotypical portrayal of a cyborg.
The Cybermen and the Daleks in Dr Who, Darth Vader in Star Wars, and even the Bionic Women and the Six million Dollar man showed us what the combination of both man and machine could accomplish. Then there’s the Terminator with Arnold Schwarzenegger, portraying both the villain and the hero by having superhuman strength, a sense of humour and courage all rolled up into a metal and human combined! These few films give us a sense of how strong and powerful a cyborg could be and how with a few human additions they could possibly become more powerful than humanity and maybe one Day take over from the human race?